Tag Archives: Stand By Me

The Shawshank Redemption – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The Shawshank Redemption is hands down one of the best films of the modern film era and for sure one of the top 10 films ever made.  From it’s expert performances, sublime direction and a tight character led script, this is the benchmark in novella adaptations and without doubt the strongest adaptation of a Stephen King ... Read More »

The Edge Of Seventeen – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Hailee Steinfeld has been an actress to watch since her breakout role in the Coen’s remake of True Grit.  And whilst she’s spent time in support roles, she more than shows here that she can carry a film and deliver enough charm and heat to win over the most cynical of film watchers.  A real joy ... Read More »

The Hunt For the Wilderpeople – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Easily jumping into my top 10 for 2016, Hunt for The Wilderpeople is one of the wittiest and most charming films of 2016. A New Zealand family comedy-drama about a boy on the run with his grumpy foster dad may not seem like an appealing pitch but the film is almost note perfect and as the ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Stephen King Adaptations

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: The Running Man, The Stand, IT, Christine, Apt Pupil   5 – Carrie DePalma’s Carrie was a strong early King adaptation, based on an equally strong book.  A great cast and THAT ending ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Summer Movie Seasons

In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: the best summer movie seasons (Post 1975). Close but no cigar: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stripes, Escape from New York), 1991 (Terminator 2, Boyz n the Hood), 1989 (Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, License ... Read More »